Drive the Triple Aim, simultaneously improving the health of the population, enhancing the experience and outcomes of the patient, and reducing per capita cost of care for the benefit of communities.
The Triple Aim framework serves as the foundation for organizations and communities to successfully navigate the transition from a focus on health care to optimizing health for individuals and populations.
In the Spotlight
Pursuing the Triple Aim Takes More Than High-Quality Care
An IHI Blog post describes how East London NHS Foundation Trust used the Triple Aim framework to integrate their work on population health, improving patient experience and care quality, and increasing value and reducing costs to make population and system-level improvements for 1.7 million people. Learn more at session SH01 at the IHI National Forum
Identifying Racial Inequities in Access to Specialized Inpatient Heart Failure Care
A study published in Circulation: Heart Failure
examined the relationship between race and admission service, and its effect on 30-day readmission and mortality, finding that black and Latinx patients were less likely to be admitted to cardiology for heart failure care.
Storytelling as a Catalyst for Systems Change
Storytelling is a powerful strategy to foster significant input from community members on their lived experience. A resource from Vitalyst Health Foundation describes how to use storytelling to help people understand themselves and others as a means of fostering resident-informed systems change.
Creating Healthy Places
Various community stakeholders' conflicting priorities and pressures often deter collaboration to create places that support and promote health. As described in a King's Fund report, NHS England’s Healthy New Towns program seeks to overcome this by bringing together the health sector, housing developers, local authority planning teams, and local residents to design and build healthier communities.